'''Delta Kappa Epsilon''' ('''ΔΚΕ'''; also pronounced D-K-E or "Deke") is one of the oldest North American Fraternities and sororities|fraternities
with 54 active chapters across the United States
. The fraternity was founded at Yale College
in 1844 by 15 sophomores that were disaffected by the existing houses on campus. They established a fellowship "where the candidate most favored was he who combined in the most equal proportions the gentleman
, the scholar
, and the jolly good fellow."
The private gentleman's club
the DKE Club of New York was founded in 1885 and is currently in residence at the Yale Club of New York City